Set up tables outside to allow dine-ins, suggests Dzul

Aminah Farid

Allowing outside seating and longer operational hours are some ways the government can re-introduce dining-in at eateries, says Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad. – EPA pic, February 9, 2021.

RESTAURANTS should be allowed to set up additional tables along the pavement and corridors should the government decide to let dine-ins again under the movement-control order (MCO), said former health minister Dr Dzulkefly Ahmad.

These extra spaces would allow restaurant owners to adhere to the strict standard operating procedure (SOP), as well as not suffer losses due to there being fewer customers, he said.

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  • Will Dr Dzul and his family dare to dine at these open places with the people sitting around him all unmasked? All it need is for someone infected to cough or sneeze and the virus will be in the air.

    Posted 4 months ago by Elyse Gim

  • Good suggestion Dr Dzul. Open air spaces reduces infectivity. Make sure there is adequate air circulation and barriers like potted plants between tables helps. People have to go on earning a living and cannot depend on govt handouts in the long term.

    Posted 4 months ago by Super Duper